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English definition of “reckon with sb/sth”

reckon with sb/sth

informal phrasal verb with reckon     /ˈrek.ən/ verb
C2 to deal with a difficult or powerful person or thing: If you harm her, you're going to have the police to reckon with.Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring
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